WorldNetDaily’s latest article on the Lakin case includes this analysis by LTC Lakin’s civilian counsel, Paul Rolf Jensen:
Lakin’s attorney, Paul Rolf Jensen, told WND that of all the dozens of cases that have been brought to various courts over the issue of Obama’s eligibility, Lakin’s probably is the strongest yet.
He said that after the preliminary procedures but before the actual trial, there will be a time for the discovery of evidence.
Jensen expressed confidence that the necessary information will be obtained.
“This is a criminal case,” he noted, with a possible punishment of several years in jail. “In order for a criminal defendant to defend himself in a criminal court he has to be given the opportunity to put on a defense.”
“The records are relevant.”
He said Driscoll’s order would have allowed a “defense” but only the defense that would have been approved by prosecutors.
The records and testimony requests will be renewed before a military judge who, Jensen believes, should see “there is an issue of allowing a criminal defendant an opportunity to prove his innocence.”
Issues of loss of privacy for the president would be “minimal” compared to the prison time possible for a defendant who would be refused the opportunity to access all the relevant evidence available, he suggested.
As we’ve discussed, evidence concernng President Obama’s constitutional eligibility to serve has no legal relevance to the charges facing LTC Lakin. Those documents, therefore, cannot “prove his innocence.” Hence, the military judge will deny any motion to compel production of documents or witnesses concerning President Obama’s constitutional eligibility.